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Old 05-16-2004, 11:09 PM   #1
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Question Changing my Window Manager under Debian

Hi everyone...

Before running the control center on my Debian (knoppix) Distro i was able to choose between various windows manages on the login screen.. I did not change anything but background stuff. SO i was never asked about which window managers to use... Now i just can choose between KDE3 (appears as default) and failsafe... Can anyoe explain why and how can i restore my previous and original configuration.

Theres another little question, why when i tried to login with a different user but the root my login screen reappears, and i am just able to log in with them being (non root) at the terminal consoles...

Thank you for your help....

Old 05-17-2004, 07:41 PM   #2
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If you boot to command line you can switch by editing your .xinitrc file. To boot to command line, edit /etc/inittab and change the default runlevel to the number that corresponds to "Full Multiuser Mode
# Celeron 950 box "uilleann" user fancy .xinitrc file
# Start the stuff I want to run when I startx

# The artwiz-fonts sometimes conflict with your locale settings. To get 
# them to work you may have to put the following at the beginning of your
# .xinitrc file
export LC=C
export LC_ALL=C

# Set the background for fluxbox
# Esetroot ~/backgrounds/linux.png &

# Start gkrellm and put it in the slit
gkrellm -w &

# Start the keyboard hotkeys
acme &

# This will run a screensaver as your background
# /usr/X11R6/lib/xscreensaver/hopalong -root &

# Start the screensaver daemon
xscreensaver -no-splash &

# Finally, I start my window manager
exec fluxbox
# exec kde
# exec gnome-session
If you boot into gui, then you need to know if you are using xdm, gdm or kdm and see what files they use.


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